It’s our first day and there is a flat battery on Jo’s bike. Dave’s lack of Russian is an issue already. I have an anxiety attack on day one about being eaten by a bear. Let the adventure begin.
This year we are doing some podcasting. Fell free to listen below or read a summary below.
Tuesday 23rd – Not a good day for me, should be riding but struggling with an anxiety attack – think it’s around the uncertainty of sleeping out in bear country, but may be compounded by the uncertainty of making it to Vlad in time for the exit date and the fact the weather has closed in. Jo’s onto it and is sorting out somewhere to stay the first night via searching web blogs. Seems there’s a possibility at Orotukan in abandoned buildings at least (been warned about these and vodka-laddled, gun-toting youths setting upon sleeping travellers but that risk is not comparable for me to a bear attack). Spend the day sightseeing around Magadan – Mask of Sorrows to the port beach & café with the most disgusting hamburgers ever (which are beautiful).